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60 Great Short Walks

60 Great Short Walks

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​​The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania's day ​walking opportunities. Whether you want a gentle stroll or a physical challenge; a seaside ramble or a mountain vista; a long day's outing or a short wander, Great Short Walks has plenty for you. The walks are located throughout Tasmania and can generally be accessed from major roads and include a range of environments.​


60 Great Short Walks: Hobart and South

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Tasman National Park

Bivouac Bay

Visitors to Bivouc Bay, in Tasman National Park, can enjoy a peaceful, coastal walk starting from the white sands of Fortescue Bay.

4 hours return, 10km return, Grade 3
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Tasman National Park

Cape Hauy

The Cape Hauy Track starts from Fortescue Bay. The walk passes through a variety of heath and woodland before opening out to spectacular cliffs with magnificent coastal views.

4 hours return, 9.4km return, Grade 3
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Tasman National Park

Cape Raoul

Stunning coastal seascapes that include rock platforms, towering cliffs and columns, off-shore islands and swirling seas. Take your lunch, spend some time and gaze in awe at majestic views.

5 hours return, 14km, Grade 4
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Hobart and South

Coal Mines Historic Site

Take a short walk around this picturesque site on the Tasman Peninsula, which once housed up to 600 convicts, labouring in the the inky blackness of underground tunnels.

1-2 hours return, 2km, a 300m section at the start of track is wheelchair accessible, Grade 2
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Southwest National Park

Duckhole Lake

An enjoyable addition to a visit to Hastings Caves or the Arve River Forest Drive. Take an easy stroll through a forest of stringybarks and stretches of tea tree swamp to an idyllic lake.

1.5 hours return, 4.2km return, Grade 2
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Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Echo Point

Combine a ferry cruise on Lake St Clair with a walk through the rainforest beside the lake. You leave from, and return to Cynthia Bay at the southern end of Lake St Clair.

3-4 hours one way, 11km, 20 mins by ferry (fee applies) and then walk one way to Cynthia Bay. , Grade 3
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South Bruny National Park

Fluted Cape

A rich history, spectacular scenery, close-up wildlife and a variety or walking opportunities make Bruny Island a wonderful destination. You can see a lot on a day trip but, if you can, stay overnight as there’s plenty to see and do. The Grass Point walk is easy, will suit children and features some stunning coastal scenery.

2.5 hours return, 4km, walk clockwise only. A shorter, easier walk to Grass Point is also an option, Grade 4
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Hartz Mountains National Park

Hartz Peak

This relatively accessible peak in the Hartz Mountains National Park takes the walker through a landscape carved by glaciers.

3-5 hours return, 7.4km, 400m climb in elevation, Grade 4
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South Bruny National Park

Labillardiere Peninsula

This track circuits the Labillardiere Peninsula, within the South Bruny National Park, one of the more remote corners of Bruny Island. The coastal and bush walk provides some great views of the Southern Ranges.

5.5-6.5 hour circuit, 18km return, Grade 4
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Hartz Mountains National Park

Lake Esperance

Hartz Mountains National Park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The region abounds in alpine plant species that are found nowhere else on Earth.

1.5-2 hours return, 3.4 km return, Grade 3
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Interpretive sign, Lake St Clair

Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Lake St Clair walks

Lake St Clair offers three short walks for you to choose from. Pick one or do the full circuit, the choice is yours!

45 mins-1.5 hours, 4.7 km circuit. Depending on your choice of tracks: Watersmeet Track Grade 2; Platypus Bay and Larmairremener tabelti, Grade 3
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Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Mount Rufus

Mount Rufus is a challenging walk that rewards well-equipped walkers with breath-taking mountain views on all sides.

7 hour circuit, 19km circuit, Grade 4
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Hobart and South

Organ Pipes

One of a range of beautiful kunanyi / Mount Wellington walking tracks. This walk leaves from the Springs and takes walkers beneath the fluted columns known as the Organ Pipes.

3 hours return, 7.4 km return, Grade 3
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Mount Field National Park

Pandani Grove

A delightful green oasis nestled beneath the ski slopes of Mount Field.

30-40 minute circuit, 1.5km, Grade 2
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Mount Field National Park

Russell Falls

Russell Falls is one of Tasmania’s most treasured places. The falls delight every visitor and can be reached by a wide, very easy track suitable for wheelchair users and those with strollers.

25 minutes return, 1.4km return, Grade 1
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Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Shadow Lake

Located in the Lake St Clair National Park, the Shadow Lake walk will take you on a circuit through rainforest, sub-alpine moorland and highland eucalypt forest.

4-5 hours circuit, 13km circuit , Grade 4
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Southwest National Park

South Cape Bay

Located in Southwest National Park, this walk starts from the end of Australia’s most southerly road and is the eastern end of the popular South Coast Track to Port Davey. It’s a great place, so take your lunch and make a good day of it.

4 hrs return, 15.4km return, Grade 3
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Hobart and South

Tahune Airwalk

The Tahune Airwalk offers a rare chance to gain a perspective on a part of the Tasmanian forest that is rarely seen by people - the canopy.

50 minutes return, 1.6km, Grade 1
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Mount Field National Park

Tall Trees

Located in Mount Field National Park, the Tall Trees walk allows you to wander among the tallest flowering plants in the world.

30 minutes circuit, 1km circuit, Grade 2
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Mount Field National Park

Three Falls Circuit

Uncover the beauty of this trio of waterfalls located in Mount Field National Park.

2-2.5 hrs circuit, 6km circuit, Grade 3
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Tasman National Park

Waterfall Bay

Vantage points that show cliffs plummeting into the sea and swirling ocean waters make this an exciting coastal walk within the Tasman National Park.

1-1.5 hours return, 3.4km return, Grade 3
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